GALLERY: This Land Is Your Land: 19 images that make you appreciate America
A piece of Plymouth Rock. Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. Here are some of the 101 objects chosen by Smithsonian magazine to symbolize a nation, selected from the museum’s collection of 137 million artifacts.
The Star-Spangled BannerThe flag that inspired the national anthem, giving proof to the night in 1814 when the British shelled Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where it flew.National Museum of American History
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.